Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
 
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat 
 
Regular Service 
Recreational, social, vocational and peer support for members * individuals have the opportunity to build relationships, learn and relearn life skills, learn work-related skills and to participate in social and recreational activities geared to their needs * member-driven program with approximately 400 members 
 
Accept donations of adult sporting goods, games, puzzles, towels, tools, no clothing
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
 
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat
Hours COVID-19 Response Office closed 
 
Regular Hours 
Mon, Fri 11 am-3 pm, Tue, Thu 9:30 am-6:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth * Young Adults * Adults who have experienced mental health difficulties and or addiction issues
Application Referral - self, medical, family member, other service provider
Languages English ; French - Website, Programs
Fees None - except for dinners $4 each
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
15 Bradford St
Barrie, ON L4N 1W2
 
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Intersection Bradford St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County 1-800-461-4319
Fax 705-726-0636
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/StartTalking1
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/StartTalking1
Primary Contact Lori Howcroft, Program Manager; Email: lhowcroft@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Contact Pamela Thorne, Team Leader; Email: pthorne@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: grdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Lynne Cheliak, Program Director; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email: lcheliak@cmhastarttalking.ca

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